James W. “Walt” Vaughn, 88, of Orefield, formerly of Blossburg, Tioga County, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Uarda V. (Scaife) Vaughn. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last April 6.

Born in Charleston Township, Tioga County, March 2, 1924, Walt was the son of the late William Curtis and Esther (Jones) Vaughn. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with a rank of Staff Sergeant.

He was employed as a carpenter at the former J.P. Ward Foundry, Inc. in Blossburg for 34 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Blossburg.

Walt's memberships and accomplishments include, a Life Member of the DAV, a member of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post # 354, Allentown, a life member of VFW Post # 8730, Blossburg, a 50 year member and twice Past Master of the Bloss Lodge # 350, F. & A.M., a member of the Valley of Williamsport Consistory and the Rajah Shrine, Reading. An avid outdoorsman, he was a life member of the Copeechan Fish & Game Club, Schnecksville, an honorary member of the Guthsville Rod & Gun Club and a life member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Blossburg.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Uarda; sons, James R. Vaughn and his wife, Jane, of Bath, Dr. Robert W. Vaughn and his wife, Lisa, of New Tripoli; sisters, Mildred E. Scaife of Horseheads, NY, Ruth E. Berguson of Arnot; grandchildren, Jessica, James R. II, Elizabeth and Amy; great granddaughters, Rebecka and Sarah; predeceased by brothers, Donald M. Vaughn and Edward W. Vaughn.

Services: A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with visitation periods from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, DAV, and/or Fellowship Community all in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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Ralph and Ethel Sandstrom    10-26-2012

Dear Uarda,Bob,Jim & familes...please accept our most sincere thoughts and prayers in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Recalling all the good times we had years ago when we followed 'The Villagers'.. those were special times. Also remembering visiting on Walt's 80th birthday. May you find comfort in your memories and peace knowing Walt is HOME. Love, Ralph & Sis

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Mrs Beryl Snyder    10-28-2012

Even thought I wasn't lucky enough to have know Walt for as long as others, it wasn't hard to see what he meant to his family & friends. The times I did see him, he always had that devilish twinkle in his eyes! You just never knew what he'd say, which was part of his charm. Walt was called home & I know he'll be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please find comfort that he's in God's heavenly kingdom free of everything! Now he can hunt & fish all he wants in a kingdom that has no end. May God grant you all the peace you need. God Bless.
Love Always,

Walt's Family & Friends

Rick & Lee Posivak    11-01-2012

Vaughn Family,
Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Walt. He was a special man and impacted everyones life that he met. He had quite a sense of humor and the times that we got to spend with him were a joy. Know that he no longer is in pain and can do all the things that he couldn't do here on earth. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and Keep You All,
Rick & Lee Posivak


Kathleen Callahan    11-05-2012

Dear Uarda, Jim, and Bob,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Walter's death. Know that he is now in God's kingdom and will forevermore be at peace. May God give you His strength and love!!
Love and prayers,

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